Enbetween November 8 and 14, 10,494 new Sars-CoV-2 contaminations were detected on average per day, up 27% compared to the previous week, according to figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute. day Thursday morning. Since the start of the pandemic in Belgium, more than 1.5 million cases of coronavirus infection have been diagnosed.
Bias are possible
Please note that biases are possible. This progression that you can see in the numbers may be biased given the presence of a public holiday (November 11) in the equation. It is a day when much fewer tests are carried out, and where we therefore find significantly fewer cases. The comparison from one week to another can therefore be slightly wobbly showing an underestimated or overestimated figure. We must therefore be wary in analyzing the evolution of the average number of contaminations. But it is indisputable that Belgium is still facing an increase in the number of cases.
An interesting indicator, the test positivity rate is 13.8%. An average of 80,900 tests are performed daily. Another sign of the surge in contamination? On November 15, more than 19,000 positive cases were detected (and the figures are not yet consolidated …)
Increase in the number of deaths
Over the period studied, 28 people died per day on average from the consequences of the virus (+ 23%), bringing the toll to 26,484 deaths since the start of the health crisis in Belgium.
Between November 11 and 17, there were an average of 241.1 hospital admissions per day due to coronavirus, an increase of 18% from the previous reporting period. Just for the day on Wednesday, 306 admissions were recorded. A total of 2,809 people are still hospitalized due to covid, including 568 patients treated in intensive care.
The virus’s reproduction rate is 1.12. When it is greater than 1, this indicator means that the epidemic is tending to accelerate. The incidence, which indicates the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, reached 1,138.7 over 14 days.